This year the NASS festival in the UK is going to host the iBMXff World Championships again including flatland. Quick reminder: iBMXff = International BMX Freestyle Federation which is more or less the most official organization that BMX Freestyle has to offer ;-)
It's schedule for the 6 - 9th of July near Bristol. There will be all kinds of BMX and Skate contests as well as a music festival. More details and links: NASS - iBMXff World Championships
We've added two new event dates to our list: Bike Days in Switzerland and 100 PSI in Germany. While we're still trying to get some information about the World Circuit this year, it already says on the Bike Days website that the event is part of the World Circuit 2017. So at least we know about one stop. The annual 100 PSI Contest in Dresden is also part of the national German Championship.
More details and links: May 6th - 7th in Switzerland: Bike Days August 26th in Germany: 100 PSI
Can you handle another Fight the Winter edit? We put some highlights of the first pro heat together. Like every year it was a dope weekend and it's amazing to see this contest grow a little bigger and better every year. In 2017 it also marks the first round of the German Championship which puts that Czech guy (correction below) with the tattoos in the first place (results here). Enjoy the video! Share it if you like it!
Correction: Dom is not the leader of the German Championship but Kevin Nikulski. There are 2 rankings for each competition (a national ranking for the championship and the general contest results which include international riders).
The Australian Downunderground series 2017 is starting with a video round. All Australian riders and visitors are invited to submit their 2 minute video runs until 30th April 2017. Only the riding will be judged so you don't need to deliver a fancy video. The runs will be posted on the Flatland Australia Youtube Channel. Find more details on how and where to send your video on bmxflatlandaustralia.com
Thanks to Manuel Bernardo for dropping us this fresh Fight the Winter highlight edit! The contest just ended a couple of hours ago. Properly quick cutting by Manuel! All the master and pro riders had 2 runs. This edit shows the second heat of the pro class. Enjoy!
Dom won the Fight the Winter contest again this year! Congratulations! It was a tight decision between him and Kevin Nikulsky but the judges finally voted for Dominik. Stay tuned for some photos and footage!
Pro 1st Dominik Nekolny 2nd Kevin Nikulsky 3rd Wolfgang Sauter 4th Davis Dudelis 5th Francesco Pekeno 6th Dan Hennig 7th Gilles Van De Sompel 8th Bert Ribul 9th Rayk Hahne 10th Martin Drazil 11th Dustyn Alt 12th Markus Schwital 13th John Kämer 14th Sebastian Grubinger 15th Markus Reich 16th Laev Erik
Awesome road trip movie with a ton of streetflat action by Matthias and Corey Martinez! Those 2 have been travelling from Nashville all the way to San Diego in the last couple of weeks. Matthias certainly enjoyed the trip and put an entertaining video together: "Endless good times and riding session with various homies, what BMX is all about! Enjoy this one!"
Rob Alton told us about the Veres Flatland Jam that he is organizing on March 11 and further plans with the venue:
"Basically my wife and I are starting our own business by opening a sports room. In this room we will be hosting Acrobatic Gymnastics, BMX Flatland, Skipping and Circus skills workshops. However this is just a few of many ideas we have. We will also be renting the space out to people who want to hold any kind of classes. The location is "Sport Zone" in Veresegyház Hungary and the room is 135m2, I guess about the size of a contest floor.
My aim is to open a BMX Flatland club so that riders have an indoor spot to ride all year round especially in the winter! I will also try my best to get local kids in and start some workshops at beginner level. The Jam is to help raise the money we need to lay an OSB board floor so the there are is an entry fee for riders and spectators. Right now the floor is tiled and for the Jam it will be a mixture of tile and Monster!
It's an open invitation for all riders but of course travel will be at their cost. If someone does want to come they should contact me and I can try to help with accommodation. I will also open the room on the following day if riders who attend the Jam and want to ride on the Sunday too."
There are days ... you know what we are talking about, right? Sometimes you try so hard to pull a trick or a combo and it's just one of those days that kinda suck. We've spent 2 afternoons filming with Sebastian Grubinger aka Wastl and he literally tried one combo several hundred times. No way. Not working. However, you gotta try hard anyway and keep smiling like Wastl does! We may not have that one combo on tape but still managed to capture a couple of technical combos and a little comment. Big thanks to Wastl's homie DJ Buzz who kindly provided a cool track for the video. Enjoy!
Bert teamed up with Dmitri Shushuyev to tell his story about BMX and his knee injury. We always appreciate videos that show a little bit more than just trick and this is definitely one of them! In fact the riding only starts in the second half of the video. Dmitri did an awesome job filming and editing. Check it out!